Bentley Sales and Marketing boss Kevin Rose has revealed the company is close to green-lighting a production version of the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept.

Bentley Sales and Marketing boss Kevin Rose has revealed the company is close to green-lighting a production version of the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept.

Talking to Top Gear, Rose said the car "ticks all the boxes" but it hasn't been approved by the company's board as of yet. 

Despite this, Rose said the model will ride on the MSB platform that will debut on the second-generation Porsche Panamera.  As he explained, Bentley had a "big hand" in the platform's development and it will become the "core platform for the GT, the [Flying] Spur and the EXP 10 too."

Rose went on to praise the platform's flexibility by noting the company can "create a sedan with a sedan feel or a sports car with a sports car feel."  He also dismissed critics who thumb their nose at platform sharing by saying Bentley customers are used to the idea as customers use sharing in their own businesses.

Bentley has been coy on performance specifications but the production model is expected to use a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine.  Bentley CEO Wolfgang Durheimer has suggested the company could offer an electric variant with two motors and an all-wheel drive system.  The model would reportedly produce between 400-500 hp (298-372 kW), have a top speed of roughly 200 mph (321 km/h) and a range of up to 310 miles (500 km).

Source: Top Gear

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